The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

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Postby SpencerHarrison on Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:16 pm

dj vitus wrote:I guarantee if we were all healthy, and the Spurs were all injured (outside of their own two bigs), we would have swept them instead.

Oh well, here's to a healthier '13-'14!



Yeah lol. Imagine Kobe, Nash, Blake, Howard, Pau, Jamison, MWP, Clark and Meeks against

No Parker, No Manu, No Red Mamba, etc. It would be a slaughter.
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Postby Finwë on Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:22 pm

Since those guys are probably going down in 5, and the Clippers don't look like a real contender, let's just root against the Heat, who look like a team that could go on a good 3-peat.. I don't want any dynasties, and honestly, I deeply dislike many of their players
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Postby SpencerHarrison on Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:29 pm

Finwë wrote:Since those guys are probably going down in 5, and the Clippers don't look like a real contender, let's just root against the Heat, who look like a team that could go on a good 3-peat.. I don't want any dynasties, and honestly, I deeply dislike many of their players


On this same line, imagine Miami's championship aspirations with LeBron and Wade out. It kind of puts things in perspective lol...

And yes, I would loathe to see Miami win. I want the Grizzlies all the way. Gasol dynasty
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Postby Battle Tested20 on Wed May 01, 2013 2:28 am

Already excited for next season after watching all the exit interviews of the players and mitch. Even though there is a lot of uncertainty
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Postby wcsoldier81 on Wed May 01, 2013 3:46 am

I'm nowhere close to lose my passion for the Lakers despite the years of mediocrity we are about to witness
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Postby lakersin4 on Thu May 02, 2013 10:12 pm

I'm optimistic that Nash can bounce back next season. When you've had constant injuries like he has this season that time to just get healthy can be huge. He can come into the season healthy & hopefully limit his minutes to keep it that way. I can see him developing good chemistry with D12 also.. They were both new guys this season so expecting them to adjust to a new team/system & also form great chemistry with each other might have been a bit too optimistic.
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Postby Punk-101 on Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:14 pm

Best bump ever! :bang: :man12:
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Postby Azndude2190 on Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:19 pm

I'm optimistic that we'll be one of, if not THE best team in 2-3 years.
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Postby LakerFanIam on Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:38 pm

Kobe won't have to spend his last years in Purple & Gold kissing Dwight's A$$...
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Postby gill on Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:05 pm

CAP SPACE IN 2014!!! HELL YEAH!! :jam2:
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Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:10 pm

That's something to look forward to. And a deep draft. :jam2:
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Postby LOSLAKERS on Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:16 pm

I feel like despite a terrible season and aging bones, Kobe, Nash, and Pau are probably more motivated than ever. They know the window is closing but at the same time the Spurs showed that you can still do it old. Who knows maybe Dwight leaving will help chemistry too. It probably helped Kobe and Pau's relationship. It's also nice that we have a chance at some reunions :jam2:
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Postby Finwë on Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:10 am

That's a MEAN bump, Punk. :man10:
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Postby Helljumper on Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:20 am

Helljumper wrote:It's over. Quite possibly the worst season in franchise history is over. We've survived it.

We have nowhere to go but up.


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Postby therealdeal on Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:43 am

LOSLAKERS wrote:I feel like despite a terrible season and aging bones, Kobe, Nash, and Pau are probably more motivated than ever. They know the window is closing but at the same time the Spurs showed that you can still do it old. Who knows maybe Dwight leaving will help chemistry too. It probably helped Kobe and Pau's relationship. It's also nice that we have a chance at some reunions :jam2:

I agree with you actually. I think the three of them (if they really want to stick around here) will be really focused going into this next season. They'll be more focused than ever in fact.

The difference between the Lakers old guys and the Spurs old guys though is a) health and b) having a group of solid young guys to ride there. We don't have that.
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Postby therealdeal on Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:49 am

It's nice to see this thread bumped. :man10:

I appreciate it even though I know it's mostly sarcasm.

Look obviously the Lakers are going to have a tough time this season, but that's okay. Dwight leaving was a great thing for this franchise. Every report I read shows less humility, more idiocy, and more immaturity. I think him leaving is a great thing. Now we start the rebuild this season and get a decent draft pick in a good draft as opposed to starting next season fully dependent on free agent signings.

As for all this doom and gloom around here, shape up ya'll. When you KNOW the going is tough, why complain about the going? It's over. Just accept it and make the most of it.

Hopefully Mitch finds a way to get one or two young guys to buy in and then fills the roster with old friends. It'd be nice to have a team we all enjoy rooting for even if they're not going to be very good.
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Postby OX1947 on Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:03 am

You know how to spot true losers in life? Those who want others to lose before anything. Who gives a crap if Miami wins? What exactly do they have to do with the Lakers? Nothing. Celtics I get, rivalry, same with Spurs. Even still, rooting for teams to lose, meh, loser life.
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Postby kobe_008 on Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:21 am

im more optimistic now than the dwightmare
atleast we know we are near or at bottom and there is no way but up
hopefullt Jimmy Nd Jeanie work things out
i have no problem bring the 2009 guys back
i wud definitely add a Bigman to anchor the defense and some reliever for kobe
And the signings and flexibility makes me so optimistic
and excited-who knows we might get Durant
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Postby Aonex on Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:25 am

OX1947 wrote:You know how to spot true losers in life? Those who want others to lose before anything. Who gives a crap if Miami wins? What exactly do they have to do with the Lakers? Nothing. Celtics I get, rivalry, same with Spurs. Even still, rooting for teams to lose, meh, loser life.


Okay, being a hater is generally weak, but since your logic uses an exception for hating based on rivalries, then how could you not, as a Lakers fan, hate on the Heat? Are you not aware of the Kobe/LeBron rivalry? How LeBron was praised as the GOAT before even winning a championship, while Kobe has always been seen as a selfish gunner who never accomplished anything without a dominant big man. I get the purpose of your post, but there's a reason why Lakers fans hate Miami.
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Postby Ariza3 on Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:21 pm

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Postby Ariza3 on Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:16 pm

“@kaj33: Howard is an example of the fact that potential-has-a-shelf-life. Laker fans, be patient, allow Mitch & Co. to work the free agent market.”
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Postby DanielBeltz24 on Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:42 pm

I can still see us making the playoffs.
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Postby therealdeal on Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:00 pm

^ Unfortunately so can I. :man10:

If we stay healthy we'll make the playoffs. I just don't see it happening.

Either way there's optimism though.
1. We do poorly and we end up with a high draft pick and the Lakers build around him with some FAs.
2. We do relatively well and we attract some high caliber FAs to play with Kobe for one or two runs before he retires.
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Postby LakerFan1235 on Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:58 pm

Itll be fun for us as fans I think if we bring back odom and sasha in addition to this farmar signing. If its gonna be a crap year we might as well get the band back together.
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Postby Weezy on Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:59 pm

This is the first day of the offseason I've felt optimistic, and it's for one big reason. Signing Farmar pretty much guaranteed we will never see Morris in a Lakers uniform again. :jam2:
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